Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration Guide

Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration Guide
Data Domain
Management Center
Initial Configuration
Guide
Version 1.0
Backup Recovery Systems Division
Data Domain LLC
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November, 2012
759-0050-0002 Revision A
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Contents
About This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Access to Documents at Data Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Access Data Domain Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Data Domain Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Overview of the DD Management Center Installation . . . . . . 9
2 Planning the DD Management Center Environment .11
Determining Data Domain System Requirements . . . . . . . . 11
Determining VMware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements . 12
Additional VMware Software Applications . . . . . . . . . . 12
3 Downloading and Installing DD Management Center .15
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Downloading the DD Management Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Performing the DD Management Center Installation . . . . . . 16
Installing on a VMware vCenter Server . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server. . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Power on the DD Management Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Continuing DD Management Center Configuration. . . . . . . .41
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Contents
About This Guide
This guide describes the steps to install and configure Data
Domain Management Center (DD Management Center) on the
VMware platform.
Related Documents
The following documents provide additional information about
the Data Domain Management Center:
•
Data Domain Management Center User Guide
•
Data Domain Management Center Release Notes
For additional information about the Data Domain systems:
•
The Data Domain DD OS software doc set included with your
Data Domain system
•
The Data Domain system installation and setup guides for each
of the supported platforms (for example DD880, DD690g, and
so forth).
Access to Documents at Data Domain
The Documentation page at
https://my.datadomain.com/documentation provides access to
three categories of documents that are related to use of Data
Domain products:
•
User guides, under Documentation.
•
Guides for how to integrate Data Domain systems with backup
applications, under Integration Documentation.
•
Matrices that show which components are compatible with
each other, under Compatibility Matrices:
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Data Domain hardware product numbers
•
Data Domain operating system (DD OS) versions
•
Backup software versions
•
Backup software server and client operating system
versions
•
Hardware driver versions
Access Data Domain Documents
1.
Log into the support portal at:
https://my.datadomain.com/documentation.
2.
To view end user documents, click Product Documentation
and then perform the following steps:
3.
4.
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a.
Select the Data Domain model from the Platform list and
click View.
b.
On the row for the correct Data Domain Management
Center version, click View under Documentation.
c.
Click the desired title.
To view integration-related documents, perform the following
steps:
a.
Click Integration Documentation.
b.
Select a vendor from the Vendor menu.
c.
Select the desired title from the list and click View.
To view compatibility matrices, perform the following steps.
a.
Click Compatibility Matrices.
b.
Select the desired title from product menu and click View.
About This Guide
Conventions
The following tables describe the typographical conventions used
in Data Domain guides
Typeface or
Symbol
Usage
Examples
Monospace
Commands, command
options, and parameters
and computer output.
Use the config command to
manage the Data Domain
system configuration
settings.
Monospace
bold
Commands the user types at
the command prompt (# ).
Enter:
# config setup
Monospace
italic bold
Command variables the user
types at the command prompt
(# ).
# log view file_name
Italic
Book titles, and variables.
Refer to the DD OS Command
Reference Guide for complete
descriptions of DD OS
commands.
Pipe (|) and
curly braces
({})
Choose (pipe) between a
required argument (curly
braces) in the CLI.
{arg1 | arg2}
Brackets ([])
and ellipses
(...)
One or more (list with
commas and ellipses)
optional (bracket)
arguments in the CLI.
[arg1, arg2, ...]
Audience
This guide is for administrators installing the DD Management
Center product.
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Data Domain Support
To resolve issues with Data Domain products, contact your
contracted support provider or visit us online at
https://my.datadomain.com.
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About This Guide
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Introduction
Overview of the DD Management Center
Installation
This chapter describes the hardware and software components
required at your site to perform a successful DD Management
Center installation.
VMware Components
DD Management Center runs on either a dedicated blade on a
vCenter server or a standalone VMware ESX/ESXi server machine.
Configuration of the VMware virtual machine for
DD Management Center is performed with the vSphere client GUI.
Performing the DD Management Center Installation on page 16
describes the vSphere client installation for both types of servers.
Data Domain Components
The array of Data Domain systems that will be under the
DD Management Center management must be in place and
reachable via the network and administrator passwords are
required for each.
The DD Management Center software is downloaded to a local
server reachable from the VMware server where the DD
Management Center installation will reside.
About the Download Process
After requesting and registering a copy of the DD Management
Center software on the Data Domain Support Web Site
(https://my.datadomain.com), you will be provided with an email
containing a serial number and a link to download the package,
either purchased or evaluation copy, which you will download to
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a local server. This image will be accessed by the VMware server
during the DD Management Center installation procedure.
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Introduction
2 Planning the DD Management
Center Environment
Determining Data Domain System
Requirements
Part of the DD Management Center installation on the VMware
server requires choosing a deployment type, based on the number
of Data Domain systems to be managed. The three types of
deployments that can be implemented and their hardware
requirements are provided in Table 2-1.
Table 2-1:
Deployment Types
Size
DD Systems
Managed
Virtual CPU
(vCPU)
Memory
(GB)
VM Disk Size
Base Install+
Database (GB)
Small
1 to 25
1 vCPU
2
40 + 50
Medium
1 to 50
2 vCPU
3
40 + 100
Large
1 to 75
2 vCPU
4
40 + 200
Determining VMware Requirements
VMware requirements include:
•
VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements on page 12
•
Additional VMware Software Applications on page 12
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VMware Hardware and Software System
Requirements
The VMware hardware and software required to host a DD
Management Center installation can be:
•
the vCenter Management Server installation, which
accommodates a variety of virtual machines, of which one is
the DD Management Center. The server is where the virtual
machines are configured, provisioned, and managed.
•
one of:
•
•
ESX server running vSphere 4.1
•
ESXi server running vSphere 4.1
•
ESXi server running vSphere 5.0
vSphere client, a Windows-based GUI interface which allows
users to remotely connect to either of the server types above to
perform remote management.
Storage for the VMware installation can be provided using
•
NAS (Virtual Disks over NFS)
•
SAN (Virtual Disks over VMFS)
High Availability Requirements
If a high availability configuration is required, use the VMware
software option of your choice to implement this.
Additional VMware Software Applications
The following VMware software can be used on the VMware
installation to help manage the virtual systems.
VMware Migration Software
vMotion moves a running virtual machine from one physical
server to another with no impact to end users. Used for server
consolidation, disaster recovery, and flexibility when maximizing
resource efficiency.
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Planning the DD Management Center Environment
VMware High Availability Software
vSphere HA provides cost-effective high availability for any
application running in a virtual machine, regardless of its
operating system or underlying hardware configuration.
VMware Fault Tolerant Software
vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) for virtual machines provides zero
downtime, zero data loss, and continuous availability for
applications, without the cost and complexity of traditional
hardware or software clustering solutions.
VMware Backup/Restore Software
VM image-based backup:
•
The disk images of the VM are backed up as a whole, for
examples: VMware Data Recovery (VDR), Avamar, etc.
•
Crash-consistent backup in case of restore; both file system and
application recovery is needed (automatically)
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Planning the DD Management Center Environment
3 Downloading and Installing
DD Management Center
This chapter describes the procedures to download and install the
DD Management Center image.
Prerequisites
Review the chapter Planning the DD Management Center Environment
on page 11 and ensure the required VMware hardware and
software components are in place at your site. The guide also
includes descriptions of optional VMware software for backup and
reliability that ensures the DD Management Center installation is
operating optimally.
Be sure to have the following in place:
•
VMware vCenter or ESX servers and software
•
VMware vSphere client application
•
Sufficient CPU, memory, disk space, and network resources
Downloading the DD Management Center
This section describes the procedure to download the
DD Management Center .ovf file from the Data Domain Support
Web Site, which is only used for an initial installation.
1.
Log into https://my.datadomain.com using your existing
Powerlink credentials or register to obtain you Powerlink
credentials.
2.
Select Download Software from the options on the left side of
the Support Portal.
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3.
In the DD Management Center section, select either the ESX or
vCenter option.
4.
Click the Details and Download links.
5.
Click Register, then select your country from the drop-down
menu and enter your Job Title. An evaluation license will be
mailed to you, or if you purchased licenses, they will be
emailed to you.
6.
Click Download, read and accept the EULA to download the
software package to your local disk.
You can now proceed to installing the DD Management Center
image on your VMware platform.
Performing the DD Management Center
Installation
This section describes the procedures to install the .ovf file and
configure settings for DD Management Center.
Installation procedures are included for:
•
Installing on a VMware vCenter Server on page 18
•
Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server on page 32
A summary of the factory default settings and those that can be
configured during the configuration procedure follow:
DD Management Center vCenter .ovf Initial
Configuration Settings
Table 3-1:
Setting
Defaults
Name
The name for the DD Management Center
Virtual Machine.
The default name setting is “Data Domain
Management Center.”
Hostname
Provide a fully-qualified Hostname
Gateway IP Address Provide the IP address of the gateway server.
License Key
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Use the key provided in the download email, if
applicable.
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DD Management Center vCenter .ovf Initial
Configuration Settings
Table 3-1:
Setting
Defaults
Serial Number
Enter the serial number provided in the
download email (either evaluation or
purchased).
Note: A valid serial number is required for
operation.
When switching from an evaluation to a
purchased product, a new serial number is
assigned and must be entered.
IP allocation policy
Use DHCP or Fixed IP address.
If fixed, then IP Address, netmask, gateway
DNS Servers
The DNS Primary and Secondary server names
are required. If only a primary is used at your
site, enter the primary name in the Secondary
field as well.
Mail Server
Use the Mail server address for your site
Admin Email
Use the Admin Email address for your site
ASUP to Support
On (default) or Off
Alerts to Support
On (default) or Off
ASUP to Admin
On or Off (default)
Alerts to Admin
On or Off (default)
AM Email to Admin
On or Off (default)
Network Ports
eth0a—enabled for DHCP
eth0b—disabled
SSH, HTTP, HTTPS
Enabled by default
ASUP and Alerts
autosupport@autosupport.datadomain.com
AM Email
Runs daily at 0800
ASUP
Runs daily at 0600
License
90 day evaluation for 5 Data Domain systems
sysadmin password
changeme
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Installing on a VMware vCenter Server
Note: Be sure you have downloaded the DD Management Center
image, as described in Downloading the DD Management Center on
page 15.
1.
Open the vSphere client, provide the following, and click
Login:
•
the IP address or hostname of the VMware vCenter server
where DD Management Center will be installed
•
the VMware administrator ID and password
The Getting Started information displays.
2.
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Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.
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3.
In the Source window, browse to the location where the
DD Management Center .ovf image is stored.
4.
Select the file, click Open, and then Next to continue.
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5.
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Verify details about the OVF image, then click Next to
continue.
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6.
In the End User License Agreement window, click Accept and
then Next to continue.
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7.
In the Name and Location window, enter a name, select a
location for the installation, and click Next.
The default name is “Data Domain Management Center.”
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8.
In the Deployment Configuration window, select the type of
deployment you wish to configure and click Next:
•
Small— for managing 1-25 Data Domain systems
•
Medium—for managing up to 50 Data Domain systems
•
Large—for managing up to 75 Data Domain systems
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9.
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In the Host/Cluster window, select a host or cluster to use for
the DD Management Center installation and click Next.
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10.
In the Datastore window, select the disk where data is to be
stored and click Next.
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11.
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In the Disk Format window, choose the disk format type and
click Next.
•
Select the Thin Provisioned format to dynamically allocate
storage capacity.
•
Select the Thick Provisioned format to allocate all capacity
now (recommended).
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12.
In the IP Address Allocation window, choose how the IP
address is configured, either Fixed or DHCP and click Next.
Note: Data Domain does not support the Transient option, as it
can cause problems.
If you choose DHCP, continue to Step 13.
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If you choose Fixed, in the Properties window that follows,
enter the:
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a.
IP address
b.
Network mask
c.
Gateway IP address
d.
Primary and Secondary DNS Server addresses
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13.
Provide information about the DD Management Center virtual
appliance and click Next.
•
DD Management Center hostname (for example,
demo.datadomain.com)
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Serial number
Enter the evaluation or purchased serial number that was
provided in the email that was sent. A serial number must
be entered for the product to manage DD systems.
•
DD Management Center License Keys (optional for
evaluation, enter one or more license keys)
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14.
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In the Email Notification area, provide the hostname of the
mail server that should be used for email notifications and
select what type of notifications to send:
•
Alerts
•
Autosupport
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15.
16.
In the Administrative Contact area, provide the email address
of the person who should receive email notifications, select the
types of notifications to send, and then click Next:
•
Alerts
•
Daily Alert Summary
•
Autosupport
Review the configuration summary and click Finish.
Note: After the initial installation has completed, you must use the
DD Management Center CLI commands for any settings that
require a change.
The installation procedure cannot be repeated to change settings.
Continue with the section Power on the DD Management Center on
page 40.
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Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server
Note: Be sure you have downloaded the DD Management Center
image, as described in Downloading the DD Management Center on
page 15.
1.
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Open the vSphere client and provide the following and click
Login:
•
the IP address or hostname of the VMware ESX or ESXi
server where DD Management Center will be installed
•
the administrator ID and password
2.
Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.
3.
In the Source window, browse to location where the
DD Management Center .ovf image is stored, select the file,
click Open, and then click Next to continue.
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4.
Verify details about the OVF image, then click Next to
continue.
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5.
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In the End User License Agreement window, click Accept and
then Next to continue.
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6.
In the Name and Location window, optionally enter a name,
select a location for the installation, and click Next.
The default name is “Data Domain Management Center.”
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7.
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In the Deployment Configuration window, select the type of
deployment you will configure and click Next:
•
Small— for managing 1-25 Data Domain systems
•
Medium—for managing up to 50 Data Domain systems
•
Large—for managing up to 75 Data Domain systems
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8.
In the Host/Cluster window, select a host or cluster to use for
the DD Management Center installation and click Next.
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In the Datastore window, select the disk where data is to be
stored and click Next.
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10.
In the Disk Format window, choose the disk format type and
click Next.
•
Select the Thin Provisioned format to dynamically allocate
storage capacity.
•
Select the Thick Provisioned format to allocate all capacity
now (recommended).
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11.
Verify the configuration summary and click Finish.
After the initial installation has completed, you must use the
DD Management Center CLI commands to change any settings.
Note:
The installation procedure cannot be repeated to change settings.
Continue with the section Power on the DD Management Center on
page 40.
Power on the DD Management Center
If the installation is successful, you should be able to power on the
DD Management Center virtual machine and log into the system.
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1.
Open the vSphere client and navigate to the location where
you configured the DD Management Center.
2.
Right-click on the instance and select Power On.
3.
Optionally, right-click and select Console to view the boot and
initialization process. After a successful bootup completes, a
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CLI prompt displays. You can log in as sysadmin with the
initial password “changeme.”
Note: While the CLI can be used to log in to DD Management
Center and perform some operations (see “Appendix B
Command-Line Interface” in the Data Domain Management
Center User Guide), the preferred interface for working with
DD Management Center is using the GUI, as described in the
Data Domain Management Center User Guide.
Continuing DD Management Center
Configuration
You have just completed the basic DD Management Center
configuration and are ready to use the DD Management Center.
Continue to the Data Domain Management Center User Guide for
more information on logging in and working with the product.
The basic configuration allows the DD Management Center
to be started up, but many more settings may need to be
configured to fully integrate DD Management Center into your
site. You may need to add licenses for additional DD systems,
configure network settings and routing tables, set the timezone
configuration, and provide access for users. All this information is
described in Chapter 5, “Performing Advanced Configuration” in
the Data Domain Management Center User Guide.
Note:
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